|Monique and Her Nails from the Washington Flyer|
I got an interesting reader email last week about a mileage possibility. Without putting all the info on the Google Web crawler.
We have two non-continental states in the US.
Both of them have airlines named after them.
One is my wife’s favorite state to visit and vacation.
We are talking about the one Sarah’s from.
This airline has reciprocal frequent flier mileage agreements with both a Skyteam member and a OneWorld member.
It also has a credit card with a bank with three words in its name.
My reader tells me he regularly applies for the plastic signature card we are all so fond of, without including his MP number in his application.
When he receives his new membership card and credit card and completes his minimum spend, his points are awarded. He sometimes merges his accounts, but you obviously don’t have to if you have a use for just that amount of frequent flier miles.
Anybody else care to confirm? I just got these miles for the first time and am always looking for more miles, particularly if I can convert them to hotel stays. I’m not that familiar with this program, but if you will send me your thoughts I’ll: Ketch All I Kan.
Ju Know who I am talking about?
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49